People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway.
I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t.
Dee Dee Myers
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
Reverend Theodore Hesburgh
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Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
General Colin Powell
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.